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Our immune system

With little kids, working in a hospital and having cold weather for half of the year it feels like we are constantly being hit with something. These viruses/ colds spread like wildfire! It doesn’t seem to end. Seriously. We are currently on a 2 1/2 month stent where they just keep cycling! No, we are not superhuman because  we have oils.  Yes, we still get sick. But…

Oils HAVE done a few things to help get us through this icky cold/ flu season:

  1. Shortened the life and severity of the illness
  2. Helped us cope with symptoms naturally
  3. Helped Sam and I avoid getting some of the things the kids got {we seriously could feel our bodies fighting it off as we loaded up with immune system supporting oils}
  4. Saved us money by not having to go into the doctor as much

We have symptoms such as mild fevers for a reason. It’s our body’s natural way of protecting itself and fighting off the bad germs. It means our immune system is working! I’m a firm believer that masking the symptoms of a minor illness inhibits our bodies from doing what they were created to do. My family tries to support our immune system with essential oils and healthy habits like water and sleep. With essential oils, we are fueling our body with antioxidant, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, oxygenating and life giving substances to help our body work at it’s best! Covering up symptoms with OTC meds also interferes with us slowing down, resting and listening to our body.

While most of Young Living’s essential oils have these properties, there are a few I’d like to mention that are exceptionally good at boosting our immune system and fighting germs!

Single oils to fighting germs and support your immune system:

Frankincense: Stimulates the hypothalamus and pituitary to amplify immunity.

Lemon: Cleansing, antiseptic properties and an immune stimulant.

Oregano: Has antimicrobial, anti-viral, anti-fungal properties and is an anti-parasitic.

Basil: Powerful antiviral, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory agents.

Clove: A powerful antioxidant and prevents cellular DNA damage. It is strongly antimicrobial, antiseptic, anti-fungal, antiviral and anti-inflammatory.

Idaho Tansy: Antiviral, anti-infectous, antibacterial and fights colds, flu and infections.

Tea Tree: Antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiviral, anti parasitic and anti-inflammatory.

Cinnamon Bark: Anti-inflammatory, powerful antibacterial, antiviral, anti fungal and anti-parasitic.

Rosemary: Liver protecting, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and an anti-fungal.

Young Living blends already made for you:

Thieves: This is one of Young Living’s most popular oils and now has it’s own line of products made with it! Thieves is a powerful combination of immune system supporting and purifying oils: Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon bark, Eucalyptus Radiata and Rosemary.

ImmuPower:  While this blend isn’t quite as invigorating in it’s aroma as Thieves, it sure does work well! It aides in strengthening immunity and DNA repair in the cells. It is strongly antiseptic and anti-infectious. Immupower is made up of: Hyssop, Mountain Savory, Cistus, Ravintsara, Frankincense, Oregano, Clove, Cumin and Idaho Tansy.

Fever reducers:

  • Peppermint
  • Lavender

How and where do I use these oils?

  • Put a few drops in a capsule and take internally up to a couple times a day
  • Diffuse when you sleep.
  • Put on the bottoms of your feet, your neck, spine and any localized area you are feeling symptoms.
  • Not sure which ones to dilute? Young Living’s Product Usage Chart

My Go to DIY’s to support my immune system:

  1. Roller ball 3/4 filled with oils and 1/4 with a carrier oil. I usually use: Thieves, Lemon, Frankincense or Sacred Frankincense and Oregano.
  2. Immune support and germ fighting capsules [see image below]
  3. Diffuse 6-8 drops of any combination of the single oils or blends listed above to help purify the air and fight germs!
  4. Diffusing Theives right by your bed while you sleep is a great way to effortlessly support  your immune system for several hours!

 

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Stay healthy and strong!!! xoxo

 

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